Grand Lodge of AF & AM of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Anniversary for Freemasons in Newfoundland and Labrador
On November 1,1997, an historic event occurred in the world of Freemasonry within the United States and Canada. The last and final Grand Lodge in these countries came into being. Up to that time every State in the US and every Province in Canada were represented by a Grand Lodge except one - Newfoundland & Labrador. It had been proposed several times, but like Confederation with Canada, it did not gain any traction.
L-r: RW Bro. Vernon Burke Jr. JGW, Texas; MW Bro. Ernest R. MacDonald, PGM, Vermont; RW Bro. Ross Van Ness Bayer, DGM, NJ; MW Bro. Edward Weisser, GM, PA; Lord Burton, Grand Master, Scotland; Lord Farnham, Pro Grand Master, UGLE; VW Bro. Cannon W.F. Roan, GCHAP, UGLE, MW Bro. Gary A. Henningsen, GSEC, NY; RW Bro. CDR. Higham, GSEC, UGLE.
From left: Grand Director of Ceremonies, UGLE, VW Bro. PG Lowndes & MW Bro Starkes, investing Officers.
RW Bro. Neil M. Chaplin, DGM, MW Bro. Herman Starkes, Grand Master.
MW Bro Rt. Hon. Lord Farnham, Pro Grand Master reading a message from Edward, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England.
Grand Opening of Freemasons Hall
One of the milestones in our 25-year history as the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador